Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (3/4/2011)
This Shabbat Shalom Friday Wrap-Up must start off with a special shout out to Dynasty Baseball Agent, Bryan Swalley. We kept it quiet for quite a while, but Dynasty signed former Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Keisler months ago. Ever since signing Keisler, Swalley has been advocating like crazy on behalf of Keisler. Yesterday, Keisler signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will be reporting to Spring Training very soon. We expect him to start in Triple A and hopefully make it back to the Majors sooner than later. The Dodgers can definitely use Keisler’s left handed pitch in their rotation and/or bullpen. I will be heading up to Jupiter tomorrow to make a visit to Dynasty’s newest client, Jaime Ortiz, who is in Triple A with the Marlins. Baseball season is upon us! Here are some stories I missed from the past week:
- Mark Bartelstein is one of many scrupulous agents who prepared his clients for an extended work stoppage [Bears’ agent girds players for lockout].
- No playbooks, minicamps, or team offseason workouts [Rising Rookies Could Be Greatly Affected During Lockout].
- No Junior Rule? No agent certification? No commission cap of 3%? [NFLPA Decertification — Impact on Agents]
- Claim is that the UFL owes $95,200 in overdue medical payments [Football League Facing Mayo Lawsuit].
- Does this article persuade future agents to get a law degree? [Uninformed agents could hurt NFLPA].
- Raymond L. Savage, Jr. plans to become certified as an NFLPA Contract Advisor in 2012 [Sports agent predicts a full comeback].
- Andrew Miller’s contract gets interesting if he is placed on waivers [Circumventing MLB’s Waiver Rules].
- New Hampshire is considering abolishing its athlete agent licensing system [License renewal: Take a closer look].